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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald looking for answers some new information about the bombs that exploded in boston. how the fbi says they were dead nature. good morning, everyone. -- detonated. good morning, everybody. it's wednesday, april 17. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm elizabeth wenger . michelle griego is off. time now 5: 00. there is word this morning that the lid from one of the bombs in boston has been found on a roof nearby. exclusive photos from fox 5 atlanta show what remains of the bombs. feds say they were made from pressure cookerses packed with shrapnel. investigators will try to reconstruct the devices to determine who built them.
the fbi received more than 2,000 tips meanwhile. susan mcginnis has the latest live from boston. >> reporter: working from a couple of thousand leads, the fbi says the range of suspects in this terror case is wide open and investigators are finding out more about how these explosions were carried out. reporter: fbi photos show remnants of what they believe is a pressure cooker used as a bomb casing in the boston marathon explosions. when used as a bomb, pressure cookers briefly contain the explosion magnifying the power of the device. >> there has been some debris recovered from some of the rooftops nearby as well as some of the debris has been embedded in some of the buildings nearby. so that gives you just a kind of a scope of the power of the blasts. >> reporter: authorities say the bomber also filled the pot with bbs and nails in order to injure as many people as possible. it worked. the shrapnel tore through limbs, forcing doctors to
perform several amputations. >> almost all of them had such severe trauma in their lower extremity that was beyond salvation. we just completed what the bomb had done. >> reporter: while the investigation continues, dozens of the injured remain hospitalized and those killed are being honored. about 1,000 people gathered in dorchester, massachusetts, to remember 8-year-old martin richard. he was the youngest victim. >> i have a 8-year-old son myself who was out there that day right before it happened, and i sympathize for the parents that are going through such a situation. >> reporter: 29-year-old krystle cambell was also killed. her mother is still in shock. >> you couldn't ask for a better daughter. i can't believe this happened. >> reporter: the third person killed was a boston university grad student. president obama arrives here tomorrow morning. he will speak at a service for the victims of this terror attack. meanwhile, marathon organizers say the boston marathon will go
on next year. in boston, susan mcginnis, back to you. >> thank you. and we are getting our first look at what one of the bombs might have looked like before it went off. check the two pictures. viewer photos sent in to whdh tv in boston show a bag next to a mailbox in front of a crowd. after the explosion the bag is gone. a bay area community is reaching out to help a victim of the bombing. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in martinez home of a 12-year- old who is still in a hospital over in boston. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. aaron hern is still in intensive care at boston children's hospital. but he is going to live. his mother posted an facebook last night saying -- on facebook last night saying the 12-year-old communicated with nods that he is okay and comfortable but frustrated without the ability to communicate. he is due for another surgery
today. he went to boston to cheer his mother as she ran the marathon. he now has shrapnel wounds to the legs. one is severe and will require more surgery and possibly even skin grafts. people here in the bay area are rallying around aaron and his family. the restaurant rocks on main in martinez hosted a special dinner also night with all the proceeds going to the hern family and say they will do it every tuesday until the family comes home. >> i'm here to support the family and this wonderful community we live in. we have amazing people here and everybody is rallying together to make sure that the herns are taken care of. >> reporter: organizers asked for $5 a plate last night. but people donated what they wanted and some people gave up to $40. aaron will be in the hospital for at least another week. the family should know a little more after his surgery today. live in martinez, anne makovec,
kpix 5. >> anne, you mentioned aaron has been able to communicate somewhat with his family. do you know what he said to them so far? >> reporter: he has been able to write down a few things asking how everybody else in the family is doing, how his family friend that went along on the trip is doing and he is also asking whether or not his mother finished the race. so still thinking about the reason why they came in the first place. >> it's so great to hear that he is on the mend. all right. anne makovec live this morning in martinez, thank you. 5:05. the fbi is looking into a poison-laced envelope that was sent by mail to a u.s. senator. it was never delivered roger wicker because routine tests at a senate mail facility determined it was tainted with ricin. investigators are not confirming suspects but missouri senator claire mccaskill says it's believed to be a person who writes often to
members of congress. 5:05. lawrence has great weather news. >> i do. if you like the sunshine and the warmer weather, less wind. that's been the big bugaboo. >> and we do. >> we do. >> we want less wind. still breezy in spots. but the winds are mentioning the atmosphere and keeping the temperatures up so not as cold outside. right now we have mostly clear skies out over the bay looking good. the temperatures now kind of bouncing around a bit because we have windy spots. 57 degrees in san francisco. 57 in oakland. and a cool 47 in santa rosa. high pressure though building in overhead. that's going to warm up the temperatures nicely around the bay area. yesterday we topped out not too badly in the upper 60s in some spots inland but today we'll head into the 70s in some spots. even some mid-60s into san francisco. much warmer weather is on the way. we'll talk about that coming up. liza battalones has traffic. >> we are going back to the live pictures of that accident that happened earlier this morning in san jose.
this is northbound 101 approaching hellyer avenue. this truck carrying a load of potted plans down a ditch partially overturned there. so expect just a minor delay getting through there. it's off to the right-hand shoulder so everything contained off to the side and all lanes are open and looks like not even a minor delay. traffic seems to be getting around it okay. north 101 in san jose approaching hellyer. the rest of the south bay commute very quiet light traffic at the 880/237 interchange in milpitas. bridge commutes looking good wide open at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights off, all lanes open across the upper deck of the bay bridge. all bart trains are on time. no delays at the golden gate bridge toll plaza. that's a look at the commute. >> thank you. we're watching some developing news right now over in hayward. police are searching for the gunman who shot a woman sleeping in her own home around 12:30.
the woman in her 20s was hit in the neck. she was conscious and taken to the hospital. . no word on the suspect but officers say it looked like someone deliberately fired into the home. we are also following developing news out of san francisco this morning. there was an intense search in the area around juvenile hall late last night. the facility is near the twin peaks gas station. officers are keeping tight- lipped about the search. but it sounds like two boys broke out of that facility around 10 p.m. five teenagers now in custody in the death of a santa clara county paramedic who was shot in the oakland hills a few weeks ago. quinn boyer died april 4 two days after being shot in the head while in his car. oakland police say the suspects have admitted to the shooting. they were arrested monday and yesterday but still no word on a motive. >> i'm deeply concerned by the fact that the persons
responsible for this man's murder range in the age of 14 to 16 years old. that is unacceptable. >> police say they followed leads about a suspicious car then found it abandoned near an oakland school. the suspects were later identified through surveillance video from near the site. investigators believe boyer was a random target. a memorial was held for him yesterday. the sheriff's department is investigating two acts of sabotage on utility equipment in southern santa clara county. underground fiberoptic cable were cut yesterday morning. it disrupted some 911 services. at&t is offering a reward in hopes of finding a culprit. also gunshots damaged several pg&e transformers and caused a hazmat leak near metcalf road. the family of saratoga teen audrie pott who killed herself after an alleged sexual assault at a party is suing for damages against the homeowners where
audrie was allegedly abused. court documents show those homeowners left their daughter home alone and unlocked the liquor cabinet. meanwhile sources tell kpix 5 the three teenaged boys arrested for the crime are back home. cam transdid not -- caltrans did not conduct tests that could have revealed problems with the bolts that failed on the new eastern span last month. the "san francisco chronicle" reports the tests were originally ordered back in 2008. caltrans also had some quality concerns with the maker of the bolts, dyson corporation out of ohio. experts believe the bolts failed because they weren't properly coated and allowed hydrogen to get inside making the bolts brittle. it's going to be a perfect day to explore pier 15 in san francisco today. >> we are expecting gorgeous weather and while you're out there you might want to check the brand-new exploratorium. doors open to the public for the first time today. let's go live to kpix 5 reporter elissa harrington with more on the grand opening.
>> reporter: good morning. the grand opening for the public happens at 10 a.m. but the celebration starts at 9 a.m. the party got started yesterday. take a look at this. [ singing ] >> reporter: that's grateful dead drummer mickey hart also a member of the exploreatorium board of directors. the surprise concert was to thank workers for the new place. it's three times as large as the old museum, as big as three football fields with 600 exhibits and a restaurant overlooking the bay. planning for the new museum began 10 years ago but fundraising efforts started in 2007. san francisco's exploratorium opened at its original location at the palace of fine arts back in 1969 as a hands-on museum where people could explore science in a different way by actually getting involved using tools and touching the exhibits. its new home will make room for thousands more visitors. >> this is the house to
questioning, for inquiries. it's there to wonder why, there to be curious, to be surprised. >> reporter: the new exploratorium will include a wind activated sound structure that will translate the bay winds into music. a 150-foot fog bridge. a wind table where guests can construct flying machines. so today at 9 a.m. is when the ceremony will happen. and it will be followed by some speeches by mayor ed lee and gavin newsom, doors open at 10 a.m. elissa harrington, kpix 5. >> i'm excited. i guess it's been a couple of months -- >> cate caugiran was in some of that footage over there a couple of weeks ago. she came back here giddy. she loved it. >> the exploratorium's goal is to be the largest netzero museum in the country using bay water for heating and cooling and solar panels for power. >> a lot of people will be
lining up. 5:12. coming up another victory for gay rights supporters. >> gun gun control debate, in deep trouble. >> bad parking job how police are taking this strange sight in stride coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
asking. the boat was left there earlier this week an's will the owner of this boat remove it? that's what cops in seattle are asking. the boat was left there earlier this week and it's still there despite a removal notice. look at that. the boat got mixed reaction from neighbors. some say it's tacky while others seem to enjoy the sight. by the way, the officer who slapped the notice on the boat's window wrote, really? in the remarks box. that's good. [ laughter ] >> you know, sometimes you have to leave your boat. >> is that a papier-mache' hat or head in the boat too? oh, yes. there's some bizarre things going on there. >> shall we go to traffic? >> why not. kind of traffic-related. good morning. we are going to talk about the bridge commute getting into and out of san francisco. no problems for 101 across the golden gate bridge. there was roadwork overnight and all lanes are being reopened. sub traffic is fine getting into the city. the bay bridge commute westbound leaving oakland looking good as with the san
mateo bridge where westbound traffic is fine leaving the hayward area into foster city. on the right, you can see more folks out there in the westbound direction. for the rest of the commute heading for 680, keep in mind there is roadwork this morning and you can see some of the slow traffic there on the yellow sensors. northbound 680 at north mission. three lanes are traffic shut down for construction until 6:00 this morning. that's really the only area with slow traffic. 880/237, still free and clear of any big delays. we did not have any construction overnight in the milpitas area. and all of our local transit systems are still on time no delays for bart, muni or the altamont commuter express. >> now to the birthday boy, larry. >> whoo! >> that's right. not today. tomorrow. yeah. but i won't be here for that one. [ laughter ] >> we have mostly clear skies outside. looking like a very nice day as we have still a little breezy condition in spots but otherwise, going to see plenty
of sunshine as we head in toward the afternoon. the temperatures are going to be warming up nicely. in fact, we could see some of those numbers sneak up into the low 70s inland. so that gradual warming will continue in through the next few days as high pressure is going to start to slide in overhead. of course, we had this pesky low sitting around keeping the breezes up kicking further eastward for today meaning more sunshine coming our way and it's going warming up these next few days maybe warm in the mid-80s on the weekend. high country 40s but mostly sunny about 62 in the monterey bay. around our bay plenty of 70s into the south bay. 72 san jose, 70 morgan hill, 69 palo alto, 68 san mateo. east bay temperatures running up into the low 70s in many spots, plenty of sunshine all day long. a little breeze at the coastline but not as bad as it's been and the temperatures running in the 60s toward daly city. 65 in san francisco. and 72 degrees in petaluma. next couple of days, we'll warm
things up. some of those temperatures near 80 die tomorrow. i think we hit those 80s toward friday and the weekend, guys, is looking sweet! temperatures in the mid-80s. >> good birthday weekend. >> should be fantastic. >> yes. >> got to enjoy every one when you're my age because you never know. it could be your last. [ laughter ] >> all right. thanks. >> you're all done, birthday boy. hundreds of gay rights advocates celebrating in new zealand as it approved a new same-sex marriage law in the country. new zealand is the first nation in the asian pacific region to support a marriage equality law and it is the 13th country in the world to do so. lawmakers in uruguay approved the marriage law last week that its president is expected to sign. on capitol hill, a plan to expand background checks for gun buyers is in jeopardy. the senate plans to vote today on the bipartisan proposal but more republicans are saying they oppose it. at this point it seems headed for defeat unless supporters can turn votes around in these
closing hours. the senate is also set to vote on other amendments on a gun control bill. coming up, a little sports, barry zito putting his 14 inning scoreless streak on the line last night. we'll tell you how he did. >> plus, a heartfelt tribute at yankee stadium for the boston bombing victims. >> cool. >> but first, as we count down to opening day, here's a live look at the new bay bridge. we'll be right back. you kids should count yourselves lucky. we didn't have u-verse back in my day.
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good morning. 880 looking good at both directions at 66th in oakland. a stalled a.c. transit bus is causing problems, details coming up. the giants had won 16 straight games in which barry zito started. >> and mr. zito had not given up a run so far this season. that is over! he got crushed in milwaukee. the biggest hit off barry, a grand slam by bettencourt. the brewers scored 8 in the 3rd inning. the giants came back but lost10-8. as and astros, pena tied it up in the 8th. same inning though reddick
scores from first on donaldson's triple down the right field line. the as tied a franchise record three triples in the game beats houston 4-3 the tenth straight win against them. play of the day from chicago, cubs leading the texas rangers 4-2. they have the bases loaded two out bottom of the 9th craig gentry ends it with a game saving catch right there. they were loaded up and now it's over. >> what a way to end it! if that ball bounces and gets by him, the man -- ♪ "sweet caroline" >> this is really cool. new york fans normally ridicule bostonians all the time especially for their 8th inning traditional song at fenway park. they always sing "sweet caroline" by neil diamond but in a gesture of support, following the tragedy in
boston, guess what they sang last night in new york city. the team also held a moment of silence for the victims. a nice gesture helping the yankees beat the diamondbacks in interleague play 4-2. >> sweet. touching. >> red sox and yankees usually don't like each other. it is 5:25. well, we have a close-up look now at the bombs that went off at the boston marathon. >> just what was put inside a pressure cooker that made the explosives so lethal? coming up. and a 12-year-old boy is recovering after being hurt in that bombing. we have an overnight update from his mother coming up next. >> the brand-new exploratorium opening with a bang. the special quickoff from a bay area rock star. ,,,,
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what once seemed to be something we watched in a distance or on television. >> hundreds gathered to remember the boston marathon victims. >> try to make a sad moment into a funny moment. >> she was all smiles. couldn't ask for a better daughter. >> we are getting our first look at what's left of the deadly device. >> someone knows who did this. >> this was a heinous cowardly act. >> they are going over the video frame by frame. >> we are talking about 12-year- old aaron hern still in intensive care at boston children's hospital. he is due for another surgery today. >> the fbi and capitol police are investigating a letter sent
to i au.s. senator believed to contain ricin. >> sabotage in the bay area stops people from dialing 911. >> they knew where to cut. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that from a-- from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. good morning. it's wednesday, april 17. i'm elizabeth wenger. >> i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30. the fbi is appealing for any information that could help in the investigation of/boston marathon bombing. the feds say they were made from pressure cookers packed with shrapnel and a lid from one of the cookers was reportedly found on a rooftop. tips are pouring into the fbi more than 2,000 just so far. >> they are getting a lot of help and investigators are looking for clues and memorials for victims have begun, as well. >> and we go live now to boston for details from cbs reporter susan mcginnis. good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
we are talking about these metal pressure cookers. they have provided the latest clues for the fbi on how these bombings were carried out. reporter: fbi photos show remnants of what they believe is a pressure cooker used as a bomb casing in the boston marathon explosions. when used as a bomb, pressure cookers briefly contain the explosion magnifying the power of the device. >> there has been some debris recovered from some of the rooftops nearby as well as some of the debris has been embedded in some of the buildings nearby. so that gives you just a kind of a scope of the power of the blasts. >> reporter: authorities say the bomber also filled the pot with bbs and nails in order to injure as many people as possible. it worked. the shrapnel tore through limbs, forcing doctors to perform several amputations. >> almost all of them had such severe trauma in their lower extremity that was beyond salvation. we just completed what the bomb had done.
>> reporter: while the investigation continues, dozens of the injured remain hospitalized and those killed are being honored. about 1,000 people gathered in dorchester, massachusetts, to remember 8-year-old martin richard. he was the youngest victim. >> i have a 8-year-old son myself who was out there that day right before it happened, and i sympathize for the parents that are going through such a situation. >> reporter: 29-year-old krystle cambell was also killed. her mother is still in shock. >> you couldn't ask for a better daughter. i can't believe this happened. >> reporter: the third person killed was a boston university grad student. president obama arrives here tomorrow morning. he will speak at a service for the victims of this terror attack. meanwhile, marathon organizers say the boston marathon will go on next year. back to you guys. >> i'm sure it will. how about there were 12 blocks that were all closed up. are they starting to let people back into their homes that kind of thing? and what's the mood there now
just a couple of days later, susan. >> reporter: they are starting to shrink and contain the area that they have cordoned off which is right behind me. the two blasts occurred about a block behind me on either side of -- there is a very large police presence still here. the biggest military presence that this city ever saw. but overall folks here are trying to get back into their routines. they are trying to get past this. people we talked to on the street say they are feeling better today and as the president said, you know, this is not something that gets americans, that bostonnians and all americans do not succumb to terrorism. >> susan mcginnis live for us in boston this morning, thank you. it is 5:33 now. a boy from the east bay continues to improve in a boston hospital this morning. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in his hometown in martinez where the community is trying to help this young bombing victim. she joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. from businesses to aaron hern's
schoolmates everybody has been rallying around this family. the 12-year-old is still in intensive care this morning at boston children's hospital. his mother posted an update on facebook last night saying that he is doing okay, that he has opened his eyes a couple of times and that he has communicated with nods that he is comfortable. right now he has a tube down his throat and is heavily sedated so he can't speak. they also said he is frustrated with his lack of ability to communicate. they are trying to keep him calm and rested. he will have surgery again today. he had gone to boston to cheer his mother on as she ran the marathon. he now has shrapnel wounds to the leg and one is bad requiring more surgery. and possibly skin grafts, as well. meantime, folks in the bay area are rallying around aaron and his family. this restaurant rocks on main here in martinez hosted a special dinner last night and all proceeds went to the hern family. they say they are going to do this every tuesday until the
family comes home. >> we decided to open up tonight because we're normally not open and everything is volunteer. everything is donated and so 100% for the family. >> reporter: organizers asked for $5 a plate but people donated more some up to $40. all the money goes to aaron's medical bills and travel expenses. obviously the family is having to miss work and rearrange their schedules for the fact that they are going to be there for at least another week. live in martinez, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> everyone trying to help. thank you, anne. bay area runners are also trying to help show their support for the victims. runners gathered yesterday at san mateo high school at their track for a memorial run last night. it's all part of a nationwide solidarity campaign promoted on twitter. the see jane run store in oakland's rockridge area is holding a candlelight run and vigil tomorrow night. >> the latest count now we know three killed, more than 170
injured. let's go out live to boston medical center where doctors are giving an update on their conditions. >> and that didn't happen because, you know, boston ems thinks about this and they are organized so they cannot be praised higher. >> do you think about is unique in its ability to handle such a large-scale tragedy like this? >> no, i don't think so. i think most cities have systems for this and they, you know, nothing is perfect but i think most places try to anticipate things like this. boston is unique in certain respects that we have a lot of places that have -- that are level i trauma centers and they are close to each other. that works well. >> listening to an interview in boston medical center, as they hold a press conference. some of the victims, of course, treated there. a lot of those victims so lucky because there's a huge tent right after the finish line. a lot of medical personnel there, 23, 24,000 runners and a
lot of them need hydration and help and they were just feet away so they got medical service immediately. and because of that a lot of them are alive today. >> they keep talking about how great these hospitals are in boston out they're so lucky this were there to take care of these patients. we have a birthday boy doing weather today. >> we do. >> joining us now, 5:37. >> almost birthday boy. >> into the quite. yeah. i was born the day of the san francisco earthquake. >> look at that. >> can you believe how old i am? [ laughter ] >> yes. 1906! that's amazing. we have sunshine coming our way today. it is going to warm up very nicely now over the next few days as high pressure builds in overhead. we are going to get some sunshine going and a little less wind. still it's breezy in spots this morning keeping your skies fairly clear and the temperatures a little mild. right now, we are seeing sustained winds at 20 miles per hour at sfo also into fairfield. 15 in livermore. and 12 in the napa valley. so that's helped to keep these
temperatures up a few degrees. numbers running in the 50s into oakland, also san francisco. one cool spot, 47 degrees in santa rosa. by the afternoon, though, warming trend in effect and it's going to stick around for a while now pushing up into the 70s in some of the valleys maybe 80s in a few days. we'll talk about that coming up. right now liza battalones has traffic. >> lawrence, you look very good for your age, just want you to know. for your age. [ laughter ] 880 in oakland, a stalled ac transit bus causing problems now. two right lanes are shut down northbound 880 approaching oak street. you can see some of the yellow there so it is causing some delays getting through there. chp has issued an advisory warning commuters of this closure again two right lanes shut down northbound 880 at oak street. not too far from there 880 approaching 66 you can see some of those delays are now catching up to the exits behind it so now northbound 880 is going to be slow from 66th avenue approaching that a.c.
transit bus still blocking lanes. moving to the south bay we were watching that truck that went down a ditch clean-up still in progress. no lanes are shut down, but just expect to see this off to the side traveling north on 101 through san jose just as you approach hellyer avenue. the bridge commutes are fine. westbound traffic still very quiet leaving oakland heading into san francisco. that's a look at traffic. we're watching some developing news right now out of hayward. a gunman opened fire at a home hitting a woman while she was asleep. the search is on for the gunman. bullets came flying into the front room of the home on smalley and western around 12:30. the woman in her 20s was hit in the neck. she was conscious and taken to the hospital. no word on the suspect but officers tell us it looks like someone deliberately fired into that home. officers conducted an intense search for hours near juvenile hall in san francisco and came up empty. details are still limited but it appears two boys escaped from the facility on woodside avenue at portola around 10:00
last night. though the facility or law enforcement agencies that are involved are still tight-lipped about that search. apparently it turns out caltrans did not conduct tests on those bolts that failed on the new eastern span last month. the "chronicle" reports tests were originally ordered back in 2008 but they were never done. caltrans also had quality concerns with the maker of the bolts dyson corporation of ohio. experts believe the bolts failed because they weren't coated properly. that allowed hydrogen to get in making those bolts brittle and many of them broke. sheriff's investigators are looking into two acts of sabotage on a utility equipment in southern santa clara county. underground fiber optic cables belonging to at&t were cut near monterey highway early yesterday morning. it disrupted 911 and other services. at&t now offering a quarter million-dollar reward in hoping of finding the suspect. also gunshots damaged several
pg&e transformers causing a hazardous materials leak near metcalf road yesterday morning. it's a big day for celebrations ahead of the brand- new exploratorium at pier 15 in san francisco. >> a big party actually got started yesterday. [ singing ] >> check out this concert yesterday. it was put on by a former grateful dead drummer mickey hart. a member of the exploratorium's board of directors. grand opening is later this morning. the ceremony includes speeches from gavin newsom and san francisco mayor ed lee. i know our cate caugiran got a little -- there she is! [ laughter ] >> we saw that earlier. i'm like we got tape. >> she had a ball there last week when they were letting reporters get a sneak peek but everyone gets in later today. >> tickets are selling out so you may want to get tickets in advance. facebook ads are about to get more annoying.
how many videos a day could pop up in your newsfeed. >> 30 skiers all doing a back flip at the same time. why it won't make the guiness book of world records but it's cool, coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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book of well, check out these canadian skiers. 30 of them did a joint back flip. how cool is that. all in the hopes of making the guinness book of world records. the big news is probably the biggest simultaneous ski back flip in history. they all made it. the bad news is the group missed the entry deadline for guinness so they will have to flip again next year. >> they had fun doing it. u.s. stock futures are following global markets right now and they are lower this morning. >> yeah. one reason for the drop is bank of america which fell short of expectations in the last quarter. let's go to erica ferrari with cbsmoneywatch.com. >> reporter: good morning. wall street rebounds from its biggest drop of the year. stocks got a boost yesterday from a strong u.s. housing report and better-than-expected corporate earnings. the dow jumped nearly 158 points while the nasdaq closed up 48. restored confidence in the world's number one economy sent
asian stocks higher this morning. tokyo's nikkei rose 1%. hong kong's hang seng added a fraction. more signs the housing market is recovering. builders started work on a million new homes in march. that hasn't happened since june 2008. and it was fueled by a surge in apartment building construction but single-family home construction fell by nearly 5%. the international monetary fund now predicts global economy will grow by 3.3% this year. that's down two-tenths of a point since its january forecast. the imf says the u.s. economy will expand by a slightly smaller 1.9% while the eurozone economies were shrink slightly. back to you. >> and we understand car ownership and believe me we all know this here in san francisco but it comes with a big price tag, too, doesn't it? >> it sure does. a new report out by aaa found that owning an average sedan will drain about $9,100 a year from your wallet when you
factor in gas, insurance and maintenance and tires and that cost is actually up about 2% from last year. mostly driven by an 11% surge in maintenance costs and that's one of the benefits to living here in new york city. you really don't need a car. >> you can't afford to have a car in new york city, that's for sure. >> hop a bus. it's expensive just to park in the city, too. >> erica ferrari, cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. in other business news yahoo is reporting nixed results in the latest quarter. profits at the web portal were better than expected but sales disappointed some analysts. revenues were down 7%. ceo melissa mayer warned it will be years before yahoo grows anywhere near the rate of other internet players like google and facebook. million-dollar video ads are coming to your facebook page this summer. the menlo park company has not released details. company executives heard the pitch from facebook says the ads will be costly. they will be no longer than 15 seconds long, users will not
encounter more than 3 a day. >> nice. >> first the ads will appear on facebook's desktop version. those ads always creep me out. they can tell what you're searching. you notice that? >> you know what? if i get to an ad i just move on. >> really? it is amazing like all these searching new boots, for example and all of a sudden there is a huge page of boots shows up. >> you're into shoes? never guess that, liz. >> well, you know, shoes don't show up on our tv screens so i'm not as into shoes as some people. >> she needs the bigger ones, yeah. around the bay area we have some sunshine and some warmer weather expected although we are seeing some breezy conditions to begin with early on today. as we head toward the afternoon we'll see plenty of sunshine throughout the day. and it looks like the beginning of a gradual warming trend over the next couple of days. 80s on the weekend. still breezy in spots this morning but less so and as we
head toward the afternoon hours, warmer conditions outside as that ridge continues to build in. and it looks like that trend will continue over the next few days. out at sfo we are not expecting any weather delays reported here. should be sunny and breezy about 66. across the country though, a little stormy into denver with some rain there. the possibility of thunderstorms and 50 degrees in chicago, partly cloudy and 70 in new york. around the bay today, we'll keep those temperatures cool at the coastline, mainly in the 60s but you will see some 70s inside the the bay and into the valleys. and we'll see more of that on the way. heading to the as game today, not a bad day to check it out. the as and the astros sunny and mild 67 degrees. next couple of days, we'll warm up by friday, maybe low 80s. the weekend looking fantastic. let's check the roads with liza battalones. >> hey there, lawrence. good morning, everybody. we have better news for the nimitz in oakland where we had that stalled a.c. transit bus. all lanes are now open. you can see some of the backups
towards the top of your screen northbound 880 is going to be slow in patches from 66th avenue approaching oakland. again all lanes are now open. that stalled a.c. transit bus is out of there so traffic will be fine now for the northbound drive heading towards the macarthur maze and the bay bridge toll plaza. in fact, over at the bay bridge, traffic is looking okay. just some very minor delay in the cash lanes. if you pay your money, traffic is great, no problems at all across the upper deck approaching treasure island. now, the san mateo bridge also checking in with very light traffic approaching the toll plaza. both this and the dumbarton bridges are great commutes towards it the peninsula. toward the silicon valley trouble-free for 880 southbound traffic looking good approaching the 237 interchange. it's also a very smooth morning for local transit still no delays for bart or the altamont commuter express. that's a look at the commute. now to frank and elizabeth. 5:50 now. in this morning's healthwatch, some new details on the effects
of alcohol and pregnancy. experts now say some light drinking apparently is not harmful to babies. london researchers compared 7- year-olds born to mothers who didn't drink during the pregnancy to children whose mother had a small glass of wine or half beer each week. they found no statistical difference in the behavior or cognitive scores of the two groups but researchers warn differences could emerge later. there may be a link we colic and migraines. 6 to 18-year-olds with migraines were more likely to have had colic than those without the headaches. colic is a term for inconsolable crying during the first couple of months of life. time now 5:51. neighbors have had enough with the night life. the new crackdown in bars on a bay area street. >> and a former beatle is rumored headliner and enough to we have the official line-up for san francisco's outside lands festival. we'll tell you about it next.
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"good afternoon... super bo 36. unbelievable." summerall was an n-f-l play for ten ye legendary football announcer pat summerall has passed away. >> good afternoon, i'm pat summerall here with john madden. >> no time on clock and the patriots have won the super bowl xxxvi. unbelievable! >> i was at that game. summerall was an nfl player for 10 years, mostly in the 1950s. he then of course turned to the broadcast booth in 1964 making a bigger name for himself calling nfl games with that
signature booming voice for cbs and fox, often teamed with bay area great john madden. summerall died of cardiac arrest yesterday at a texas hospital. he was 82. san francisco on the bay area watch, it's planning a number of events to mark tomorrow's 107th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake. at 3:00 this afternoon annual survivor parade will start at the westin st. francis hotel on powell street going to john's grill on ellis street for a public ceremony and then a private survivor dinner. a ban on new bars along a section of san francisco's lower polk street is aevidence pro. the board of supervisors unanimously voted after complaints of night life scene is too rowdy. david chiu is considering expanding the restriction to the rest of polk street. the line-up is set for august's outside lands music and arts festival here in san francisco and there are some monster names headlining the 6th annual festival. how about paul mccartney? red-hot chili peppers, nine
inch nails, all perform at the three-day weekend event. there are more than 65 bands and performers confirmed to appear. tickets for the show go on sale at noon tomorrow out in golden gate park. it's 5:56. next half hour coming up, kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives. >> and we are getting a close- up look at the lethal bombs used at the boston marathon. and it was just found on the roof near the attack. >> escape from juvenile hall. manhunt for two inmates who broke free in san francisco. ,,,,,,,,,,,, the humble back seat.
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>> the grim hunt for answers in boston. the first pictures of bomb pieces from that marathon attack now coming out. >> plus in all that search for two bay area's who broke out of juvenile -- two bay area boys who broke out every juvenile hall. >> breezy, sunshine on the way. we could see 80s. we'll talk about that coming up. good morning, everyone. wednesday april 17, good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm elizabeth wenger. michelle once again has the morning off. time now 6:00. our top story investigators in boston say someone must have seen or heard something that could help them solve monday's marathon bombings. exclusive photos from fox 5 shows what remains from the bombs made from pressure cookers packed with shrapnel. a lid from a cooker was found on a roof. meanwhile the fbi has received more than 2,000 tips. >> a lot of people pitching in as investigators now look for clues, memorials for the victims have begun. the area around the bombing